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Welders use their skills and training to work in a range of industries, crafting new structures and parts by melting down materials. You can get the education you need for an entry-level career1 when you train at Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Austin, Texas.
There are four main arc welding types used by welders in the industry today. Students in UTI’s Welding Technology program are taught all of these processes to help them become combination welders. The methods are:
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Not only are the four main types of arc welding processes covered during the program, but students learn how to weld in a range of positions for pipe welds as well as plate and sheet metals. Courses include:
Students gain comprehensive training in major types of arc welding when they attend UTI. Get a look at these four processes when you watch this video!
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Those graduating from the Welding program at UTI Austin will earn diplomas.
UTI’s Welding Technology program was developed in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, a leader in the development, manufacturing and design of welding technology. Students train on current brand technology, including VRTEX® virtual welders.
You can prepare for roles in several industries when you get an education in welding. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level welders or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
Check out our welding career guide to explore more opportunities!
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
There’s plenty to do in Austin, Texas, which makes it a great place to get your welding training. Catch a concert at one of the local music venues or venture to a nearby raceway, like Circuit of The Americas.
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UTI Austin’s Welding program is in the city of Austin, which is known for live music and features many different parks, lakes and other landmarks in the surrounding areas for students to enjoy when they’re not in class. Racing enthusiasts will appreciate being near the Circuit of The Americas, which has hosted the Grand Prix. Students can also explore the rest of Texas with day trips to nearby cities that include San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.
In just 36 weeks, UTI helps students train to become skilled combination welders. Talk with an Admissions Representative today to get started on your journey!
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1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
26) UTI’s Welding Technology Training Program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as welders. Estimated annual salary shown above is for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for UTI graduates. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a welding technician, such as inspector and quality control. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $36,160 to $50,810 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled welders in North Carolina is $22.69 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $18.91 and $17.16, respectively.
42) For Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 47,600 job openings between 2021 and 2031. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2021-31, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
77) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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